Arocena, Miguel A.

General Manager at Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL).
He started his professional career in 1992 as a teacher in the Department of Graphic Expression and Engineering Projects at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). He leapt to private sector in 1997, where he performed for over a decade positions of direction and management in companies of engineering, die casting and fabrication of components for the automotive sector. He decided, as General Manager, and together with Dr. Carreiras, as Scientific Director, create the Center for Basic Research and Excellence in Cognitive Neuroscience (BCBL) in 2009.
He has been a member of the evaluation panel of different research centres of the Catalonia network CERCA and is currently also an external advisor and evaluator of the European Commission for the HRS4R Initiative for Human Resources Management in Research.

PhD in Industrial Engineering from the  UPV/EHU, Master in Business Administration MBA from Deusto´s University of and Specialist in Management in Tech Transfer by ESADE.